Enrique Marquez willingly confessed to involvement in supplying the weapons the San Bernadino shooters used in the Dec. 2 terrorist attack.
In his final address before leaving for his annual family trip to Hawaii, President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 prisoners and pardoned two more.
The men, three Alaska Natives and an American Indian, were convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 murder. They have maintained their innocence in the crime; Alaska Native leaders have said the convictions were racially motivated.
Many Chicago families have been pushing for formal inquiries into the deaths of their relatives following altercations with police officers since long before the release of the video of Laquan McDonald's death.
James Comey told reporters that he has 'no doubt' Mohammad Abdulazeez was radicalized by extremist Islamic materials online before his July attacks, which killed five service members in Chattanooga and prompted immediate debate about how to label the crimes.
Use of 'the box' has become highly controversial in recent years, with several states reconsidering the extent to which prison guards should be employing solitary confinement as a disciplinary measure.
Capital punishment is the law of the land in 31 states, yet just six exercised the policy in 2015, the fewest in 27 years.
Increasingly, city police chiefs find themselves out of a job as videos of police misconduct fuel protesters' calls for change. But law enforcement experts divided about whether resignations help systematic reform, or just provide satisfying scapegoats.
The FBI weighs new social media monitoring protocols amid the realization that one of the San Bernardino shooters sent Facebook messages promoting violent jihad in 2012.